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Chapelhill

A whitewashed two-storey farmhouse lying on the right bank of the Eddleston Water, a mile (1.5 km) north of Peebles in the Scottish Borders, Chapelhill represents a much-altered small 16th century tower house. The land here was once the property of the Chapel of Peebles Castle, but later passed to Kelso Abbey and then, in the mid-16th century, to the Pringle family who built the tower c.1560. This was used to store the valuables from the Cross Kirk in Peebles in 1564, during the unstable times of the Reformation. Thereafter it was let to the likes of Francis Stewart, Earl of Bothwell (c.1562 - c.1614), and Robert Ker of Cessford (1570 - 1650). The property was sold by the Pringles to John Andrew in 1657, and later held by the Williamsons. The house was renovated in 1979 and is now B-listed.


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